Classes

'A classroom is the soul of a school's culture' - Doug Lemov

Classes are organised into four phases

Early Years Foundation Stage - Reception (age 4-5) led by Mrs Karen Cotton

Key Stage 1 - Years 1 and 2 (age 5-7) led by Mrs Emma Miller

Lower Key Stage 2 - Years 3 and 4 (age 7-9) led by Dr Ruth Duberley

Upper Key Stage 2 - Years 5 and 6 (age 9-11) led by Mrs Debbie McHugh

With forty five children in each year group some mixed year group teaching is essential, as well as desirable. Teaching Assistants support learning and teaching throughout the school. From year 2 their role is specifically to support the learning and achievement of those pupils with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities.

Class teachers will communicate with children and families via the school's Google Classroom. This is a safe and secure area of our virtual school where messages are private. Access is via the child's email address [name@kingsmead.cheshire.sch.uk] and unique password. Staff can select to message an individual, group or the whole class.